The 70s Live, With Sledge

The 70s were an electric decade that saw veteran Namibian musician Sledge Kanime cultivate a love for music, which he still nurtures today, as well as a career spanning decades, in which he played for various bands and shared a stage with music greats. Sledge is still going g and will be performing live at the Khomasdal Community Hall on Saturday, 31 May.

“This show will be spectacular and is different from other shows as I will be performing up-tempo 70s songs from KC and The Sunshine band, Low Rawls, The Temptations, O Jays and Barry White,” he said.

Mario Lanza, The Delfonics, The Miracles and the Temptations were just a few of the musical greats he listened to, and who inspired him to start his own singing career at the tender age of 12.

“I hit the stage with the song ‘When a man loves a woman’ by Percy Sledge as my first appearance with a band from Tsumeb called The Do-nuts back in the 70s,” said Sledge of his early years as a musician. As a teenager, he later joined the bands, the Dead Woods and Children from Pluto, covering songs by Bad Company, Grand Funk, and The Rockets.

He later received the opportunity to share stages with famous stars like Jonathan Butler, the late Ronnie Joyce, and Collin Rickerts of the Prumes from Cape Town.

Most Namibians may remember him as the lead singer for the legendary Ugly Creatures. “As the music drew huge crowds and packed halls, I moved to Windhoek and joined the Ugly Creatures as lead vocalist in 1978, doing songs from the Tavares, The Temptations, and the O Jays.”

Sledge continues to impress his fans and promises to bring back memories to those who plan to attend his show. Tickets will be sold at the door for N$50 and the show will start from 17h00.

Source : The Namibian